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Synopsis:

This self-contained text introduces the principles and techniques of quantum cryptography, setting it in the wider context of cryptography and security, with specific focus on secret-key distillation. The book allows engineers to gauge the suitability of quantum cryptography for securing transmission in their particular application. With its blend of fundamental theory, implementation techniques, and details of recent protocols, this book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in electrical engineering, physics, and computer science.

Synopsis:

This self-contained text introduces the principles and techniques of quantum cryptography, with specific focus on secret-key distillation. With its blend of fundamental theory, implementation techniques, and details of recent protocols, this book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in electrical engineering, physics, and computer science.

About the Author

Gilles Van Assche received his Ph.D. in Applied Sciences from the Center for Quantum Information and Communication at the University of Brussels in 2005. He currently works in the Smartcard ICs Division at STMicroelectronics in Belgium. His research interests include quantum cryptography, classical cryptography and information theory.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Classical cryptography; 3. Information theory; 4. Quantum information theory; 5. Cryptosystems based on quantum key distribution; 6. General results on secret-key distillation; 7. Privacy amplification using hash functions; 8. Reconciliation; 9. Non-binary reconciliation; 10. The BB84 protocol; 11. Protocols with continuous variables; 12. Security analysis of quantum key distribution; Appendix 1. Symbols and abbreviations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521864855
Author:
Van Assche, Gilles
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Gilles Van Assche
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Data encryption (computer science)
Subject:
Information Theory
Subject:
Cryptography
Subject:
Communications-Information Theory
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
276

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"Synopsis" by , This self-contained text introduces the principles and techniques of quantum cryptography, setting it in the wider context of cryptography and security, with specific focus on secret-key distillation. The book allows engineers to gauge the suitability of quantum cryptography for securing transmission in their particular application. With its blend of fundamental theory, implementation techniques, and details of recent protocols, this book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in electrical engineering, physics, and computer science.
"Synopsis" by , This self-contained text introduces the principles and techniques of quantum cryptography, with specific focus on secret-key distillation. With its blend of fundamental theory, implementation techniques, and details of recent protocols, this book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in electrical engineering, physics, and computer science.
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